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Location: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey
Population: 10.6 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Athens
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Alabama
Religions: Greek Orthodox 98 percent, Muslim 1.3 percent, other 0.7 percent
Landscape: Mountains cover most of Greece, and land is rocky with little fertile soil; no part of Greece is more than 85 miles from the sea; about a fifth of the country consists of islands
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1895

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